Known for being one of the most versatile and robust aircraft ever produced the Cessna Caravan has become the DC-3 workhorse of our current times _Ñ_ as Cessna nicknames it a Swiss Army Knife with wings! This pilot favorite does it all on land or sea: bush flying geophysical exploration and mapping patrol air ambulance military sightseeing corporate commuter airline skydiving cargo missionary and humanitarian flying and much more. The Caravan_Ñés almost legendary reputation of safety and reliability remains a comforting constant for those who affectionately refer to the aircraft as their _ÑÒflying SUV_Ñ _ÑÒSuburban with a turbine_Ñ or _ÑÒaerial truck._Ñ

From its coverage of the Caravan_Ñés colorful history to its innovative-yet-conventional aircraft systems to interesting pilot stories tips and beautiful photography throughout Lewis and Cook's book is both entertaining and enlightening_ÑÓCaravan edutainment at its best! The chapters parallel flight phases on a typical mission and are chock-full of experience insights and trivia from preflight to postflight _Ñ_ a truly amazing story for all pilots interested in this legendary powerhouse.

Every chapter contains a special topic along with the related phase of flight comprised of Lewis and Cook's coverage of pertinent Caravan characteristics or stories told by pilots flying Caravans in unusual circumstances and faraway places. Two sections of color photography are included and multiple appendices with further information on specifications and industry contacts for Caravan owners as well as extensive footnotes and bibliography. Foreword by Steve Stafford softcover 7-1/4 x 9 288 pages.

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